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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 29, 2008 11:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Non-Dead: Plant says No Led Zep (...for now...)

Robert Plant Will Not Tour with Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin
The U.K. press is working overtime pumping rumors of a Led Zeppelin reunion. Hipster gossip/music site NME reports by way of The Sun that, "Led Zeppelin are planning a full tour for next summer, with singer Robert Plant set to rejoin the band."

Turns out they're full of shite. In response to such erroneous reporting, Robert Plant issued the following statement through his website:

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss are currently touring the U.S.A. on the last leg of their 'Raising Sand' tour. They played a benefit concert in Oklahoma City for victims of Hurricane Ike last Friday; Austin, Texas last Saturday and tomorrow they play Portland, Oregon before finishing the tour in Saratoga, California on October 5.

After those dates, Robert has no intention whatsoever of touring with anyone for at least the next two years. Contrary to a spate of recent reports, Robert Plant will not be touring or recording with Led Zeppelin. Anyone buying tickets online to any such event will be buying bogus tickets.

"It's both frustrating and ridiculous for this story to continue to rear its head when all the musicians that surround the story are keen to get on with their individual projects and move forward," Robert Plant said.

"I wish Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham nothing but success with any future projects," he added.

http://www.robertplant.com

[from www.jambase.com]

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Sep 29, 2008 5:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: Plant says No Led Zep (...for now...)

Unlike Clapton's stint with Delaney & Bonny, I don't believe Plant ever got his Englishman's lesson in genuine American roots music. At least not in terms of real participation. If he's really into the history and authenticity of American music, there's no better to hang out with than T-Bone Burnett. IMO it shows a bit of long overdue relaxation of ego and the results tend to support those thoughts.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 29, 2008 1:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: Plant says No Led Zep (...for now...)

That stinks for the other guys. I still don't understand how Page could be so brilliant a guitarist AND writer,arranger, and producer then totally have everything dry up for going on 30 years. Yeah I know Heroin and all that but he looks a lot healthier, you'd think he could come up with something.

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Poster: Crazy Chester Date: Sep 30, 2008 3:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: Plant says No Led Zep (...for now...)

I have to wonder if there are some internal "beefs" with the other band members. it's always some sort of hassle for one of them (or more) when any rumor of any type of reunion rears it's head. Probably just to pump ticket prices through the damn roof. Who really knows but if a miracle would happen I would try to attend if the tickets were within reason. I jusr waaaay overpaid for the Change Rocks show at the Bryce Jordan Center for "nosebleed" seats so I can just imagine what ticx would be for ZEP only cause they were/are more radio friendly and have more exposure = wider paying ticket customers. Ya dig?
-Later

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Poster: secret8476 Date: Sep 30, 2008 7:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: Plant says No Led Zep (...for now...)

Well you know Page and Plant have played together and they don't mind reuniting. And i highly doubt there is any kinda beef with Jason. However, John Paul has always seemed to be sorta on the outside, and if i recall correctly, many years ago when they took the stage together at an MTV music awards show, JPJ made a comment along the lines of "I'd like to thank my friends for remembering my phone number" cuz at that point, Page and Plant had been touring for a bit and rumors were circulating of a full blown reunion then. Anywho - I don't believe JPJ was heard from after that for a while, but if there is a beef that exists within the band, I would be willing to bet its between Plant and/or Page, and John Paul Jones.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 29, 2008 7:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: Plant says No Led Zep (...for now...)

I doubt Allsion Krauss need to play with Plant forver. So what then?

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Sep 29, 2008 1:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: Plant says No Led Zep (...for now...)

You just have to listen for half a minute to the music Percy has been producing with Alison Krauss lately to realise why he'd have little interest in getting back with Page and Jones to do fan-friendly facsimiles of Led Zep's greatest hits. Lend an ear to the Plant-Krauss-Burnett reworkings of When the Levee Breaks and Black Dog (one of the most exhilarating things I've heard in a long time) and you'll know exactly what I mean. Page,on the other hand, played it safe and looked old and stale doing Whole Lotta Love with Leona Lewis at the Olympics.

Page and Lewis or Plant and Krauss - who'd get your vote?

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Sep 29, 2008 3:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: Plant says No Led Zep (...for now...)

page & plant & jones & bonham

maybe hes gonna change his mind...


http://www.archive.org/details/LedZepplin1973-01-14Liverpool





This post was modified by fireeagle on 2008-09-29 22:01:57